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Today’s News

From The42 The psychology behind Claudio Ranieri and Leicester's astonishing fall from grace Heroes To Zeroes

The psychology behind Claudio Ranieri and Leicester's astonishing fall from grace

The Foxes earlier this week acted on a dire run of form by sacking their much-loved Italian manager.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 5 Premier League and EFL Cup final bets to consider this weekend Predictions

5 Premier League and EFL Cup final bets to consider this weekend

Man United have a chance to win a trophy for the first time under Jose Mourinho, as they take on Southampton.

Thursday 23 February, 2017

From The42 It's been a bad night for Dundalk's Europa League conquerors Disappointment

It's been a bad night for Dundalk's Europa League conquerors

Nevertheless, there was better news for Genk — the team who defeated Cork City.

From The42 Watch: Spurs reduced to 10 men after this shocking Dele Alli challenge Dangerous Play This post contains videos

Watch: Spurs reduced to 10 men after this shocking Dele Alli challenge

The England international was sent off after an appalling high tackle on Brecht Dejaegere.

From The42 'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath' Man In Black

'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath'

League of Ireland official Rob Rogers chats to The42 about the highs and lows of taking charge at various tiers.

From The42 ‘It was sport and politics colliding’ – Behind the camera lens on that historic day in Croke Park Remember When

‘It was sport and politics colliding’ – Behind the camera lens on that historic day in Croke Park

Inpho photographer Morgan Treacy chats to The42 about the momentous Ireland-England 2007 clash.

Wednesday 22 February, 2017

From The42 Why loving football is about so much more than just ‘the League of Ireland v the Premier League’ Opinion

Why loving football is about so much more than just ‘the League of Ireland v the Premier League’

Irish fans’ love of English football is often cited as a big reason for the domestic game’s problems.

From The42 Two of the worst teams in international football aiming to earn first win since 2004 today Minnows This post contains videos

Two of the worst teams in international football aiming to earn first win since 2004 today

Both Andorra and San Marino will be hoping to end winless runs that stretch back a number of years.

Monday 20 February, 2017

From The42 23 of the best League of Ireland players aged 23 or under Promise

23 of the best League of Ireland players aged 23 or under

Cork’s Sean Maguire and other promising youngsters likely to make an impact in the upcoming campaign.

From The42 A 17-year-old rumoured Man United and Madrid target is ripping it up with Milan in Serie A Prodigy This post contains videos

A 17-year-old rumoured Man United and Madrid target is ripping it up with Milan in Serie A

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma looks a star in the making.

From The42 Chiefs assistant Kieran Keane confirmed as next Connacht head coach Pastures New

Chiefs assistant Kieran Keane confirmed as next Connacht head coach

Keane will bring “ambitious and exciting brand of rugby” to the Sportsground, says CEO Willie Ruane.

Sunday 19 February, 2017

From The42 How a little-known South Africa-born teenager became an overnight hero in Irish football A True Underdog Story This post contains videos

How a little-known South Africa-born teenager became an overnight hero in Irish football

Finn Harps starlet BJ Banda chats to The42 about his hopes for the new season, a little over a year on from THAT goal.

Saturday 18 February, 2017

From The42 'The Russian Rubberbandits' and a frosty atmosphere in Chile - it's comments of the week Have Your Say

'The Russian Rubberbandits' and a frosty atmosphere in Chile - it's comments of the week

Plus, the three certainties in life — death, taxes and Arjen Robben cutting in on his left foot.

From The42 'You go from winning Player of the Season to knowing next week you'll be collecting your dole' Interview This post contains videos

'You go from winning Player of the Season to knowing next week you'll be collecting your dole'

Killian Brennan chats to The42 about the new season ahead with his hometown club.

Friday 17 February, 2017

From The42 'I said to my dad I wanted to come home and maybe play football in Ireland' Journey This post contains videos

'I said to my dad I wanted to come home and maybe play football in Ireland'

As he gets set for one of the biggest games of his career, Lincoln’s Alan Power chats to The42 about his struggle to make it as a footballer.

From The42 Farrell set for debut and Irish stars return as Connacht change 5 for Dragons clash Team News

Farrell set for debut and Irish stars return as Connacht change 5 for Dragons clash

Meanwhile, another recent signing, Steve Crosbie could make his debut from the bench.

From The42 The 10 Irish players set to feature in the FA Cup fifth round this weekend COYBIG

The 10 Irish players set to feature in the FA Cup fifth round this weekend

Burnley’s Stephen Ward is among the Irish-born footballers expected to line out.

From The42 'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor Background This post contains videos

'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor

The 35-year-old Wicklow native, whose real name is Fergal Devitt, has forged a successful career in wrestling.

Thursday 16 February, 2017

From The42 'No one could quite understand him' - The story of the Irish maverick on the brink of '80s F1 glory Essential Viewing This post contains videos

'No one could quite understand him' - The story of the Irish maverick on the brink of '80s F1 glory

A documentary on the life of Tommy Byrne is showing on RTÉ One tonight.

Wednesday 15 February, 2017

From The42 Time for Arsenal players to look in the mirror and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Time for Arsenal players to look in the mirror and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why PSG were too powerful for a Barcelona side in physical decline.

From The42 As it happened: Bayern Munich v Arsenal, Champions League Liveblog

As it happened: Bayern Munich v Arsenal, Champions League

Bayern Munich took on Arsenal, in what was a pivotal match for the Gunners.

From The42 The Premier League’s most divisive player needs a big game tonight Under Pressure This post contains videos

The Premier League’s most divisive player needs a big game tonight

Mesut Ozil has been heavily criticised following a recent dip in form.

Tuesday 14 February, 2017

From The42 Munster and Ireland legend Ronan O'Gara to receive the Freedom of Cork Honour

Munster and Ireland legend Ronan O'Gara to receive the Freedom of Cork

He follows in the footsteps of fellow sporting legends Roy Keane and Sonia O’Sullivan in receiving the honour.

Monday 13 February, 2017

From The42 'We had a lot of good memories together' - New Ireland boss hoping to channel Klopp's influence Friends In High Places This post contains videos

'We had a lot of good memories together' - New Ireland boss hoping to channel Klopp's influence

Colin Bell discusses his role managing the women’s team.

From The42 New era begins as Bell names first Ireland squad ahead of Cyprus Cup clashes Coygig

New era begins as Bell names first Ireland squad ahead of Cyprus Cup clashes

An injury to Chelsea’s Niamh Fahey has ruled her out of the games, but the coach has otherwise named a strong squad

From The42 Ex-Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes to take charge at Ulster Pastures New

Ex-Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes to take charge at Ulster

The 40-year-old also guided Clermont to the Top 14 and Champions Cup finals in his debut season.

Sunday 12 February, 2017

From The42 A full debut to remember for Brady and more Premier League talking points Analysis

A full debut to remember for Brady and more Premier League talking points

Plus, how Liverpool exploited Tottenham’s vulnerable left side.

From The42 Ireland go top after late bonus point win in Italy A Good Day's Work

Ireland go top after late bonus point win in Italy

However, the match was not quite as straightforward as the 27-3 outcome suggests.

From The42 Watch: Daryl Horgan scores his first goal in English football Impact This post contains videos

Watch: Daryl Horgan scores his first goal in English football

Aiden McGeady also impressed for Preston, scoring a brilliant brace.

From The42 Confirmed! Jose Aldo will fight Max Holloway for the title stripped from Conor McGregor OFFICIAL

Confirmed! Jose Aldo will fight Max Holloway for the title stripped from Conor McGregor

The title unification bout will take place at UFC 212 on 3 June in Rio de Janeiro.

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From The42 'I'm gonna teach him some manners' - Artem Lobov set for fight with Cub Swanson CONFIRMED

'I'm gonna teach him some manners' - Artem Lobov set for fight with Cub Swanson

Their upcoming bout was announced for the upcoming bout at UFC 208 last night.

From The42 The man balancing the turbulent life of a League of Ireland manager with a Masters in UCD Busy

The man balancing the turbulent life of a League of Ireland manager with a Masters in UCD

Shane Keegan chats to The42 about the challenges that await his Galway side this season.

From The42 Holly Holm suffers controversial loss at UFC 208 as new champion is crowned Wrap

Holly Holm suffers controversial loss at UFC 208 as new champion is crowned

Germaine de Randamie won the UFC women’s featherweight belt last night.

Saturday 11 February, 2017

From The42 'I haven't really thought about England... Playing with Shamrock Rovers is the best thing for me' Potential This post contains videos

'I haven't really thought about England... Playing with Shamrock Rovers is the best thing for me'

Promising Irish teenager Sean Boyd chats to The42 ahead of the new League of Ireland season.

Friday 10 February, 2017

From The42 We'll Leave it There So: Liverpool punish The Sun, Ireland call on Best back-up and all today's sport Friday This post contains videos

We'll Leave it There So: Liverpool punish The Sun, Ireland call on Best back-up and all today's sport

Plus, Gareth Bale looks set to be fit for Wales’ crucial World Cup qualifier with Ireland in March.

From The42 Liverpool's unusual dilemma and other Premier League talking points Analysis

Liverpool's unusual dilemma and other Premier League talking points

Plus, will Manchester United continue their remarkable unbeaten run?

From The42 Liverpool FC ban The Sun's reporters from club over infamous Hillsborough coverage Punishment

Liverpool FC ban The Sun's reporters from club over infamous Hillsborough coverage

The Premier League side have punished the paper following the notorious ‘The Truth’ story in the wake of the 1989 disaster.

Thursday 9 February, 2017

From The42 Irish teen sensation in the running for European badminton young player of the year Potential

Irish teen sensation in the running for European badminton young player of the year

Nhat Nguyen and four others have been recognised by the sport’s governing body.

From The42 Sevens star returns as Irish Women make 2 changes Ready To Go

Sevens star returns as Irish Women make 2 changes

Hannah Tyrrell will make her first appearance in this year’s Six Nations against Italy.

From The42 'You weren't passing the ball to our players' - Martin O'Neill mocks Robbie Savage Dig This post contains videos

'You weren't passing the ball to our players' - Martin O'Neill mocks Robbie Savage

The Ireland boss also made fun of Graeme Le Saux.

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